Spiritual America

Valencia, Spain: Generalitat Valenciana, 1989. Vintage offset print poster for Richard Prince's landmark "Spiritual America" exhibition at Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM), from September 22 through November 30, 1989.

The exhibition poster features Prince's "rephotograph" of a film still photograph of the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback from the classic 1968 neo-noir "Bullitt," directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen.

Prince appropriated the name "Spiritual America" several times throughout his career. Originating from a 1923 photograph by Alfred Stieglitz, a close-up of the flanks and groin of a gelded horse, the title was first, and most famously, used by Prince in 1983 for his "rephotography" of the infamous and problematic 1975 photograph of a oiled and made-up nude prepubescent Brooke Shields. Prince has since used the name for a short lived Lower East Side gallery, his watershed IVAM exhibition and its exhibition catalog, as well as his 2007/2008 retrospective exhibition at the Walker Art Center and Guggenheim Museum.

38.50 x 26.25 inches. Archivally framed in a museum-quality frame with UV plexi-glass. Outer frame measures 30.5 x 42.75 inches. Fine. Shipping billed at cost.


[Book #154999]

Price: $3,500.00